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ATHERTON

Another Brown Act Violation in the Making

Dear Readers, The following is the text of an e-mail I sent to the Town of Atherton. Due to the apparent lack of attention...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 1611 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: High-speed rail off track

With state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, adding his voice to the growing criticism of the California High-Speed Rail Authority,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 6 comments | 2286 Views

MENLO PARK

Local athletes qualify for national JO track and field

The competition was as hot as the weather, but a handful of local track and field athletes survived both during the Region...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by MENLO, on Jul 19, 2010 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 1501 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill guaranteeing polling stations becomes law

A bill that guarantees California voters have a place in which to vote on Election Day has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Jul 18, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1695 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Counties should step up for Caltrain

As a user of Caltrain, I am very concerned with the lack of commitment and disappointed by the three counties (San Francisco,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Atherton protest lasted 30 minutes

Today's protest organized by the California Nurses Association in front of the Atherton home of Republican gubernatorial...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jul 18, 2010 at 11:29 am | 25 comments | 4709 Views

ATHERTON

An offer for Jerry Carlson to Consider

The following is the text of an e-mail I sent to Jerry Carlson offering to withdraw my criminal complaint against him. Some...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm | 20 comments | 2297 Views

MENLO PARK

Boyle won't seek second term on Menlo council

John Boyle: No. Heyward Robinson: Yes. Rich Cline: Maybe. So the Nov. 2 race for three seats on the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jul 17, 2010 at 11:11 am | 45 comments | 2237 Views

MENLO PARK

Today: Atherton police to close streets near protest

The Atherton Police Department plans to close streets in the vicinity of Edge Road and Oak Grove Avenue in Atherton on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by BillOfRights, on Jul 17, 2010 at 7:46 am | 18 comments | 1895 Views

MENLO PARK

Construction work begins on Hillview campus

Phase 1 of the reconstruction of Hillview Middle School has begun on the campus at the corner of Santa Cruz and Elder avenues...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Thanks!, on Jul 17, 2010 at 12:25 am | 3 comments | 1453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia schools place well in nationwide ranking

The schools in the Sequoia Union High School District with graduating seniors were extraordinary in the 2008-09 school year...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by Parent for progressive education, on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 2042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mayor: Public notice should have been given

After coming under fire over a likely violation of the state's open meeting law, Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline said this week...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jul 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm | 16 comments | 2071 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton will revisit road-impact fee refund

Two Atherton councilmen who voted to refund $1.6 million worth of road-impact fees paid to the town by builders have placed...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Richard Andrews, on Jul 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 3 comments | 1675 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Nurses plan protest at Whitman's Atherton home

Members of the California Nurses Association say that about 1,000 of them will be coming to the Atherton home of Republican...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 58 comments | 2855 Views

MENLO PARK

Partner at Menlo Park venture capital firm is among buyers of Warriors basketball team

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison won the America's Cup sailing race earlier this year, but Thursday he lost his bid to...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments | 1564 Views

MENLO PARK

GC Tasting Cafe in Menlo Park is closing Friday

GC's Tasting Cafe and Specialty Market, located at 657 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park, is closing Friday. The store, which...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2010
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton Council members knowingly break the law

Thanks to Palo Alto resident and watchdog Herb Borock we now know the Mayor of Palo Alto Part Burt, the Mayor of Menlo Park...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm | 41 comments | 3155 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail Authority besieged by critical reports

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has until February to resolve a litany of recently uncovered problems with the planned...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 14 comments | 2003 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire chief: Cafe was behind on maintenance

Human nature was a culprit in the June 16 fire in Cafe Silan on Santa Cruz Avenue that put the 11-year-old restaurant out...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by ginger, on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm | 6 comments | 1866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: school districts need to improve effectiveness of school bond oversight

School districts in San Mateo County need to do a better job of recruiting and training members for committees that provide...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 2819 Views
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